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NEWS HEADLINES
Damaged sprinkler head leads to evacuation in Lincoln County Jail   02/27/2017
Fire alarms went off around 12:05 a.m. Sunday. Fourteen inmates needed to be evacuated to a different holding area while crews shut the water down.
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Minocqua Brewing Company preps for Fat Tuesday celebration   02/27/2017
Minocqua Brewing Company is hosting a Fat Tuesday food and wine pairing night.
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Rouman Cinema brings Oscar-winning movies to the Northwoods   02/27/2017
Rouman Cinema wants to keep bringing diverse movies to the Northwoods.
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Flu season peaks earlier than last year in Wisconsin   02/27/2017
Last week alone there were nearly 1,000 cases in Wisconsin. At that time last year there weren't even 200 cases.
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The Minocqua Police Department is looking for a helping hand   02/27/2017
Every year the Minocqua Police Department hires someone to work as a community service officer. The position lasts through the summer and is open to civilians.
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Republican proposes raising UW tuition based on inflation, median income    02/27/2017
A key Republican legislator says Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut University of Wisconsin System tuition could hurt taxpayers.
Superintendent candidates differ on money for private-school vouchers    02/27/2017
The candidates to be Wisconsin's top education official offered contrasting viewpoints on whether to increase money for private-school vouchers during a head-to-head forum.
Lincoln County Jail evacuated after false fire alarm   02/27/2017
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department tells us a fire alarm was set off just after midnight Sunday. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department tells us a fire alarm was set off just after midnight Sunday. It turned out to be a false alarm BUT resulted in an evacuation at the Lincoln County Jail early Sunday morning. Inmates were evacuated by corrections officers, deputies and Merrill Police officers. An investigation found that a sprinkler head had been tampered with, which caused water to flow into the cell block. Firefighters confirmed there was no fire, and inmates were brought to their cells after about an hour
Man holds cancer prevention seminar in Rhinelander   02/26/2017
Earlier this week, WJFW shared some tips on how diet and exercise can help prevent cancer. On Saturday, one Northwoods man hosted a cancer prevention seminar to educate the community.
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Paws and Protect event provides vaccine to cats and dogs for free   02/26/2017
For many pet owners, costly visits to the vet burden their bank accounts. The Wausau Police Department hosts an event every February and December so that pet owners can get some basic care for their furry friends at a lower cost.
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SPORTS HEADLINES
Lakeland drops regional final game to New London 53-44   02/27/2017
Thunderbirds struggle from the field and free throw line in first loss since December.
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Tomahawk Speedway track holds strong for full day of racing at the Inaugural Winter Hatchet Nationals    02/26/2017
Crews worked nonstop late last week to prepare the ice at the track.
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Lakeland Union, Elcho pick up wins to advance to regional finals   02/25/2017
The T-Birds advance in Division 2 as the Hornets move on in Division 5.
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44th annual Birkebeiner canceled after unseasonably warm weather   02/25/2017
The 50k course was not able to withstand thousands of racers.
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